UPDATE: New Info Released in TN Crash that Killed Two Teenagers


September 15, 2018

DICKSON COUNTY, TN. – September 11, 2018 (clarksvillenow.com) New information is now available about the car crash September 8 in Dickson County, Tennessee, that tragically claimed the lives of two teenagers. The new information is reported by clarksvillenow.com.*

The crash occurred shortly after midnight on September 8 in the 1300 block of Tidwell Switch Road in Dickson County. Initially, it was not clear how the crash occurred or how many vehicles were involved, but investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said two teenagers were killed in the collision. 

New reporting indicates Dickson County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Salewsky observed a car and a motorcycle drag racing on Highway 46 South in the early morning hours of September 8. He said the car swerved into the lane of the motorcycle and forced the motorcycle into the emergency lane. That’s when Salewsky activated his lights, he says, and attempted to stop the car.

The driver of the car then turned onto Old Highway 46 and was reportedly driving in the middle of the road. Salewsky observed several people in the car and felt “it was critical” to stop the vehicle. The driver stopped briefly as if to comply with the officer, then sped away. The driver turned onto Tidwell Switch Road, and Salewsky followed. After a sharp curve in the road, Salewsky found the vehicle crashed and smoking beside a tree. He then called for assistance. 

The driver of the vehicle and a 15-year-old female passenger were injured in the crash. Two additional passengers, both 17 years old, were killed in the collision. The driver has not been identified. The three others have been identified, but their names are withheld from this article for privacy reasons.

Tennessee Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash and has not released additional information at this time. 

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